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Five Simple Exercises for Teaching Persuasion
(The Second Draft, 2001)
Professor Soonpaa explains five exercises that aid students in better grasping the art of writing persuasively.
What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know about Transferring a Wind Interest
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2009-10)
Wind energy is becoming an important component of our nation’s trend towards green energy. Attorneys must carefully determine how wind rights will be treated when preparing wills for clients. This article discusses how ...
Continued Vitality of IRAC
(The Second Draft, 1995)
Professor Soonpaa acknowledges that IRAC is useful, even effective, for taking law school exams, but emphasizes that experienced legal writers should use IRAC more as a guideline rather than a hard-lined rule as 1L’s do.
Commentary: Clients' Pets Deserve Care When Owners Die
(Texas Lawyer, 2010-03-01)
This brief commentary posits that estate planning lawyers may be ethically obligated to inquire about their clients’ pets so they can make certain those pets are properly cared for when clients are unable to do so due to ...
Variety - The Spice of Life
(The Second Draft, 1997)
Professor Soonpaa recommends that law professors add variety to their teaching so they can reach students who learn material in different ways.
2009 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2009-07)
A review of laws enacted during the 2009 Texas legislative session. Topics addressed include wills, trusts, estate administration, intestacy, the estates code, and other estate planning matters.
Biodefense: Who’s in Charge?
This article discusses America’s approach to bioterrorism. Professor Sutton posits that the government’s response to the anthrax attacks of 2001 demonstrate organizational problems in America’s response to biological ...
Biodefense: A Legal Framework Rework - When Peacetime is the Only Time
Bioterrorism is a threat of catastrophic proportions. In this article, Professor Sutton posits that the anthrax attacks of 2001 demonstrated that America was sadly unprepared for the unique threats presented by bioterrorism. ...
A Checklist of Selected American Bar Association Endorsed Standards
(Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 1986)
This checklist compiles a list of standards endorsed by the American Bar Association (ABA) through the 1985 Annual Meeting. Among other things, the checklist sets forth the dates on which the standards were endorsed by the ...
Critters in the Estate Plan
(New York State Bar Association, 2010)
Most Americans want to provide for their pets upon the owners death. However, few actually do because pet owners either do not plan their estates or their estate planning attorneys do not explain the process of making ...